Here’s our favorite version of a basic side salad, with fresh herbs and the vinaigrette components in just the right proportions. You can serve it plain, or customize it with toasted nuts, croutons, or other add-ons.
The colorful edible flowers, tender herbs and lettuces, and crunchy sugar snap peas for this pretty salad might all be growing in your garden, but if not, try a well-stocked grocery store or farmers’ market.
Contrast the feathery textures of baby Asian greens with the crunch of quick-pickled onion, Asian pear, and sesame seeds. This salad is especially good made with the varieties at left, but feel free to experiment.